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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Summer   ABV: -
Dogwood Summer Brew is a Belgian-style white beer with 2-row barley, both malted and unmalted wheat, and a touch of oats. Dried orange peel and coriander are added for a unique, subtle complexity. The Belgian yeast provides a smooth roundness to the beer while giving off subtle hints of peach and apricot flavors. It is naturally carbonated it and unfiltered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12688) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2008
Golden hazed wit with a thin white head. Aroma of coriander and bananas with light oranges. Light wheaty malt with light orange notes. Lighter bodied than Blanche de Chambly. Trade with Goldtwins, if I remember. Tasted Spring 2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Another gusher from Dogwood. Pretty tasty but not great. The level of spicyness was just about right.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/10/1997
Mode: Draft

dark yellow, thin head, slightly sweet orange aroma, strong clove flavor
-------- /> Date: 05/11/2001

strong on the orange character throughout, no clove,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 27, 2006
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with goldtwins, thanks Larry!) Best before 15-Nov-04. Hey, Iím just glad I get to try another brew from the now-defunct Dogwood Brewery. But frankly, itís been my experience that these Belgian whites handle aging very well. This pours a hazy yellow body with a small whitish head. Within a couple of minutes, the head has faded to a thin ring around the edge of the glass. The mildly aromatic nose consists mostly of lemony citrus and some light coriander in the background. However, coriander shows much more presence in the flavor, and the mildly bitter orange peel is unmistakeable in the finish, tasting like, well, biting into the rind of a fresh orange. Pleasant fruitiness, only lightly sweet and minimal bitterness. Very slight breadiness to the wheat malt base, probably a hint to the aging this beer has seen. Body is light-medium, and while not more than lightly carbonated, the citrus and spice still make the beer fairly refreshing on the palate. Overall, a pretty nice beer, especially for one that should have been consumed 14 months ago.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Itís long story how I got ahold of this one. I jumped at one last opportunity to rate this retired beer knowing full well it may have gone bad. Well the smell has the same citrusy aroma Iím used to. It still has that cloudy orange color. The taste is slightly spicy with hints of orange. Thank goodness it hasnít gone bad. Unfortunately it was never a great beer to begin with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2005
light yet crisp aroma, nice yellow golden color with a slightly off-white head, nice whole wheat flavor, slight lingering bitterness, wonderful sweet summer beer. Sad to have lost such a high quality brewer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mucom (35) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2005
Cloudy yellow to orange colored white beer with a little head that died away instantly. Aromas of orange, lemon and citrus in there, some notes of coriander too. Medium bodied beer with a dry malty finish. Too low on carbonation and a watery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Goodbye Dogwood! This brewery will be sorely missed in the Atlanta market. This is a good summer beer with just the right balance of orange & spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2004
This beer poured a medium yellow to slight orange color with a slight soapy white head, but it died off very quickly. There was also a slight degree of cloudiness in this beer. The aroma was light with definite coriander, orange, lemon and citrus in there. Light to medium bodied beer with a dry, malty but tart finish. Its definitely a summer brew but it had a nice mellow long-lasting finish. It began to smell and taste like a grassy field in the middle of Kansas as it warmed but it was definitely very light on the carbonation. Relatively unexciting, but worth the try!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5355) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Medium orange gold color. Small to no head. Aroma is orange, coriander and lemon. A light to medium bodied white. Malts are fruity, with lots of orange and a ton of coriander. Light and refreshing, kind of grassy tasting. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Might have been a little bit old, carbonation was kind of flat.

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